Welcome!

Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

Zen Mind, Zen Art

with Sokuzan Robert Brown

February 6th—February 8th

When our preconceptions and opinions get in the way of direct perception our world is compromised and we miss the incredible power and delicacy of this visual dimension that is arising in front of us moment by moment. Continue »

(Feb) Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern & David Nichtern

February 13th—February 15th

Establish or deepen your meditation practice in this powerful weekend retreat. By developing more intimacy with the present moment, you can re-emerge with a fresh outlook on your life and your world. Continue »

Meditating on Love

with Susan Piver & Lodro Rinzler

February 27th—March 1st

Buddhism has much to teach on the topic of romantic love. It has guidance for how to love oneself, how to fall in love and how to survive love’s loss. It has amazing dating advice and equally amazing suggestions for how to make love last. Who knew? Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In the City

    How to Stop Being a Jerk – Podcast Episode No. 63

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    Lodro Rinzler discusses Karma, and how understanding this concept helps us to be mindful of improving our good qualities. Also look out for Lodro’s forthcoming book with Hay House, co-authored by Meggan Watterson. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Don’t be … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City

    Creativity and the Path of Meditation – Podcast Episode No. 62

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    Shasti Ethan Nichtern explores the intersection of creativity and the path of meditation. How does meditation impact the creative process, for the individual and society? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. I bet you can find all kinds of creative ways to … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City

    A Buddhist Call to Action (part 2) – Podcast Episode No. 61

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    angel Kyodo williams, activist and Zen Sensei, leads an engaging dialogue on race, Buddhism and social change with the New York City Buddhist community. Part two of a two part podcast. Listen to part one here. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on … Continue